5 Days: Perry Dunlop in the coliseum
No hearings this morning (Thursday 04 October 2007). The gathered throng managed to take care of the week’s business in an exceptionally timely fashion and have headed off in their plane, trains and automobiles to their respective homes throughout Ontario.
What a Thanksgiving Monday for the Dunlops. Words escape me.
Will it be Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday? Squeeze a frantic tension-filled meal in between packing, getting the house in order, shutting Perry’s fledgling business down for another two weeks, ensuring creditors are kept at bay and finally,finally another teary heart-wrenching early morning goodbye with three very distraught young girls?
But, yes, of course. It has to be dinner on Sunday, doesn’t it? Thanksgiving Monday is travel day. How else to get from Vancouver Island to Cornwall, Ontario for a 10 am appearance in the Weave Shed courtroom coliseum Tuesday morning (09 October 2007)?
So, in joyful anticipation I would say, the gathered throng wrapped it up early yesterday with full day to spare. With due diligence they steam-rolled through their ‘Let’s Pretend Ron Leroux is on the Stand’ game.
Their hearts weren’t in it. Turkey is just around the corner. Maybe ham?
And then there’s Perry.
The pride has acquired a taste for Perry. Ron Leroux is at best a poor substitute.
So, they went through their Ron lied here and Ron lied there, and they did a little spin here and little spin there, and the Citizens for Renewal lawyer said the videos showed Perry had coerced Ron here and then the same lawyer came back to correct the record to say he’d personally made a little mistake there.
Then there were the inevitable self-serving assurances that Ron had plucked Cornwall Crown attorney Murray MacDonald off Stanley Island here, and extricated former Chief Claude Shaver from somewhere or other there.
Dallas Lee from the Victims Group passed. Conflicted again I believe. He didn’t say so but no doubt Ledroit Beckett is in another conflict of interest here because once upon a time Ron Leroux was a member of the group. So, no chance for the Victims Group to try to set the record straight with any of Ron’s muddled testimony there.
The whole game was a sham. An absolute sham. And a speedy one at that.
As for a level playing field in there. It’s non-existent.
The bottom line is they’re waiting for Perry. That was self-evident.
Perry Dunlop, who neither sodomized, molested nor raped a child: who has never been accused of sodomizing, molesting or raping a child.
He’s the focal point of this ruse of an inquiry.
Just ask “them.” They’ll assure you that this presumably non-Project Truth inquiry into the “institutional response” to allegations of “abuse” won’t be complete unless they get Perry on the stand. .
Imagine! After years upon years – 14 in all – of hearing, reading, ridiculing, demeaning, denying, denigrating and spinning Perry’s ‘story,’ and of parsing his every word and scrutinizing his every contact, they decided they absolutely have to hear his story. So keen in fact are they that after months upon months of promises that no one would be forced to testify and personal assurances that the Dunlops couldn’t force him to take the stand the commission did an about turn, snuck off in the still of the night, – and spun the truth and misrepresented the facts suffice for a judge to agree the inquiry would come apart at the seams if Perry wasn’t forced to take the stand!
Do they have the same hankering to hear a story or two from Jacques Leduc? Or Father Charlie? Or Bishop Eugene Larocque?
What about Father Paul Lapierre? He’s great story teller.
And what about Fathers Kenneth Martin? Kevin Maloney? Gilles Deslaurier, Gaetan Deschamp’s.
The word is no. They have not the slightest hankering to hear a ‘story’ from one single real or “alleged” paedophile.
The real and “alleged” paedophiles of Cornwall don’t want to take the stand so they won’t take the stand because no one is going to force them to take the stand.
I guess it’s sort of a legal double standard. One judicial standard for whistle blowers. Another for the real and “alleged” paedophiles of Cornwall.
At an inquiry commissioned in response to persistent allegations of a paedophile ring and cover-up involving prominent men in the community?
Headed by a judge engulfed in red flags, who announced that he believes the “rumour” and “innuendo” swirling around Cornwall upon his arrival are false?
Armed with a mandate which chatters on about institutional responses, policies, practices and procedures while conveniently avoiding one single reference to “sex,” “paedophile ring,” or cover-up?
Yes. Of course it makes sense.
Shoot the messenger. One more time.
Finish him off.
Throw him to the lions.
Interesting indeed how things wrapped up yesterday (03 October 2007). One day we had Father Claude Thibault testifying as a victim, praising Jacques Leduc and former Bishop Eugene Larocque, expressing concern that innocent people have been wrongly accused, suggesting that those who make false accusations need help, hoping Canada doesn’t adopt a “One Strike You’re Out” policy, wanting to keep clerical sexual predators in the priesthood, and giving a wee boost to Phase II with assurances that now that he has gone public he will be around at the Phase II sessions.
Next we had Jamie Marsolais. God love him Jamie was on and off the stand in the twinkle of an eye, but long enough to praise and promote Phase II as well.
By accident or design the message I got was everything is hunky-dory – and if everyone would just get with the plan and get on with the huggy-bear-kissy face business of “healing” wrought by letting the paedophiles of Cornwall sleep tight, and of “alleged” victims reconciling with “alleged” paedophiles for whatever didn’t happen , well, Cornwall and its citizenry will thrive.
Meanwhile, out on Vancouver Island the Dunlops prepare for Thanksgiving.
And the coliseum.
The notice posted below my sign-off arrived from the other side of the province and is travelling the email circuit.
Please cut and paste and email to your friends.
Start time is actually 10:00 am Tuesday, but it doesn’t hurt to be there early to get your bearings and find a parking spot. There is ample free parking, but finding the parking lot across and up the street from the Weave Shed may take an extra minute or two.
If you’re driving in from out of town, bring a friend. Fill the car.
It’s time for those who care about children to kick into action. Perry needs your support. So does Helen. And their three girls desperately need to know that people love, respect and admire their parents.
Enough for now,
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:36 PM
Subject: Public Inquiry, Cornwall Ontario Canada – Please read and circulate
Please circulate this email to all you think will be interested…..
Public Inquiry, Cornwall Ontario News
In 1993, no one was happy when Perry Dunlop went to his bosses in the Cornwall Police Department and pointed out that they were bound by law to report allegations against a well known Catholic priest to the local child welfare agency. He had discovered that a $32,000 settlement had been brokered by the lawyers for Fr. McDonald and the Roman Catholic Church with an agreement that the victim was not to press charges or speak of the matter publicly. At the time he was told that the case was closed and to mind his own business. Perry decided that children could be in danger and he had to report the priest, Fr. Charles McDonald and a probation officer, Ken Seguin to the local child welfare authorities.
Since that time, the lives of Helen and Perry Dunlop and their children have been turned upside down. They have endured death threats, their children have been traumatized, they have lost colleagues, family and friends because they did what they needed to do to uphold the law and try to protect children. Recently, they were subpoenaed to testify at the public hearing in Cornwall, after they had been assured that no one would be forced to testify. It is not surprising that Perry Dunlop has said that based on his many years experience with the institutions and systems he does not trust the system.
On Tuesday October 9, 2007 Perry Dunlop will again be forced to go before the commission headed by Justice G. Normand Glaude and will be asked to testify. He will be asked to answer questions posed by many lawyers, most who represent the very systems that failed in their duties to investigate and prosecute cases of child abuse.
The Dunlop’s and those who support them, ask that you think of them on that day and send them the strength they need to face this commission and its lawyers. If you can get to Cornwall to attend the public inquiry that would be even better. The hearings will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearings Room, 709 Cotton Mill Street, Cornwall Ontario.
It is critical that there be as many people watching what happens that week as possible.
If you can not be there, you can watch the Inquiry over the internet via live video broadcast. The site for this is: http://www.cornwallinquiry.ca/en/index.html
Another site provides and insightful blog of the inquiry and documents the history of the situation in Cornwall. This site is: http://www.theinquiry.ca/
Please keep the Dunlop’s and all those who have sacrificed much to bring the truth to light in your thoughts and prayers.
Enough for now,
Very important for people to realize, AS IN THE FORMATIVE STAGES OF THIS PURPORTED, “CORNWALL PUBLIC INNQUIRY”, THIS IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN, OUT OF THE “PUBLIC INQUIRY and JUDICIAL” ARENA AND IN THE “POLITICAL ARENA”.
YOUR CONTINUED RESEARCH AND DISCLOSURES EXPLAINING YOUR FINDINGS AND “POSSIBLE” INTENTIONS OF ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS, EXPERT WITNESSES AND THE “MANDATE”, IS VERY IMPORTANT. I AGREE WITH YOUR “SUGGESTIONS/OPINION.”
IN ADDITION, IT IS GREAT TO SEE THAT “THE WORLD” IS MAKING CONTACT WITH YOU AND OTHERS, TO PROCLAIM, THEY ARE WATCHING!!!
WHAT A DECLARATION THAT REALLY “SAYS A LOT.”